Copied game save from Gamefaqs but can't get it to work

Discussion in 'GT5 General Questions' started by McLarenFan96, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. McLarenFan96

    Swansea
    PSN:McLarenFan96

    Hi guys, I'm new here so this is my first post.

    I'm in university and I have my PS3 and GT5 with me. Unfortunately, because I'm normally kept busy with lectures and essays, I don't play GT5 regularly.

    Because of this, it could take me a lot of time before I start to unlock all the good cars, so I decided to try and download a game save from Gamefaqs.

    I have an EU PS3 and I found an EU game save on Gamefaqs. It's supposed to have over 10 million credits and over 200 cars including the Red Bull X1. I downloaded it as a zip file and then extracted the files to my USB, and I do have PS3 and SAVEDATA folders on it.

    I switch on the PS3 and the save data copies as it should. But then when I start up the game it says, "You tried to load another user's save data. You cannot use this save data. Overwriting with new save data."

    I believe the files on my USB are correct and unzipped, I've installed the 8GB of game data to my HDD, I'm up to version 1.05 and I'm attempting to use this game save whilst signed in to PSN. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    I know many people will argue that I'm not a purist for not doing the game properly, but I would if I had more time. I just want some good cars so I can play my mates online. Any help on how to get this game save to work would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. daan

    Moderator
    Scotland Scotland
    PSN:GTP_daan

    This bit does not lie. You cannot use a gamesave created on someone elses PSN.
     
  3. tigersharkdude

    Tennessee, USA
    PSN:tigersharkdude

    you need the PSN ID that is associated with the account
     
  4. mmenzie

    New Windsor, NY
    PSN:Menz_01

    as i understand... this simply put will NOT work. If i read correctly on here before..... GT SAVEDATA is specific to the PSN user account and can only be restored to that PSN account. Meaning you can only restore USER123 's SAVEDATA to USER123 and no one else. anyone on here with better knowledge can correct me if i am wrong, but i believe this is how it works.

    Mike
     
  5. speedgear

    portugal
    PSN:speedgear

    lol , thats the same file that someone was trying to sell on ebay . HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


    want to buy mine ? 600 cars , 20 millions ??

    ill sell you 50 € :p

    play the game , in 20 minutes youll have cars to race.
     
  6. McLarenFan96

    Swansea
    PSN:McLarenFan96

    Okay, I think I understand now. Thanks guys, guess I'll just have to play it properly.
     
  7. Gejabo

    Online Now!
    Premium
    Netherlands Arnhem
    PSN:Gejabo

    If you don't have muh time, play in Arcade mode.
    there are some pretty good cars in there.
     
  8. ZeGermanBastorD

    Germany Bavaria
    PSN:TheGermanBastorD

    Woh, how lame. :drool:

    Great that it don't work,lol.

    And if your mates are good mates, they would dup & gift the cars to you.
    Another good way is to use the marketplace here. You can get very good trades.
    Some car collectors really trading very expensive cars for your cheap UCD cars with you. ;)
     
  9. iMeijer

    Netherlands

    It is possible, but only if you can hack.
    And no, i'm not helping you with this :)
     
  10. Mario2Lopez

    Riverside, CA

    I don't know if this will work but try it with the internet connection disabled and a User with no PSN. I know that if you create the save data in a USER without a PSN you can use it with any other account.
     
  11. tatfa

    100% Complete & Platinum

    I think this too says you have loaded another users file.
     
  12. HondaElement

    Providence/ RI/ USA
    PSN:lovetranquillity

    A while ago there was a save on here that someone posted for download, they also included the password and user email. If you have those two things you can play someone else's save and also you can play online as long as someone else is not trying to use it at the same time.

    And I am one of those traders that will trade anything of my 800 plus cars for regular cars I do not have so if you need good cars I can help, and once I complete my collection I will start giving away any car for free.